Who is at risk of suicide
Dr KK Aggarwal
President CMAAO and HCFI
A new California NIH funded study has shown that people who presented to emergency departments with deliberate self-harm had a suicide rate in the year after their visit 56.8 times higher than those of demographically similar people. People who presented with suicidal ideation had suicide rates 31.4 times higher than those of demographically similar people in the year after discharge.
The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, reinforce the importance of universal screening for suicide risk in emergency departments and the need for follow-up care.
Question: Like suicide ideation do we also have criminal ideation. Can we prevent crime and rapes?
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